[Ambassadors] EMEA Media, All desktop spins on one disc, All full install DVDs on one disc

Brandon Lozza brandon at pwnage.ca
Wed Oct 13 15:31:39 UTC 2010

On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 11:17 AM, Jukka Palander <jukka at devspain.com> wrote:
>> > 2) dual layer discs are much more unreliable
>> I hear that for the first time.
> They are some about twice as much unreliable than normal single layered
> discs due the double capacity! Easy! Also they get affected much easily
> by the "bad" reader. (ie. disc drive when burning was horizontally
> installed and reproducing drive is in vertical position).

>> > 3) dual layer discs does not work on every DVD-reader (especially old
>> > computers)
>> If someone really has a DVD drive that cannot do dual layer, it is
>> likely that his machine will not run Fedora anyway. We already have high
>> hardware requirements. I'm not saying they are good, I just say that I
>> doubt we are excluding more people from using Fedora.

These conditions apply only to dual layer burnable disks. Printed dual
layer disks do not have the unreliability problems. Burned dvds have a
shelf life, printed ones don't. There are a lot of differences. It
would make sense to have that version on printed media but not on
burned media. Burned dual layer media is unreliable, I'll agree.

Any computer with a DVD rom drive will read a dual layer disk. A lot
of movies which came out were dual layer and didn't require everyone
to upgrade all their dvd players. Burning the media is a different
story. Printed dual layer media will work on all dvd drives. Our ISO
files also typically work when imaged to USB drives too and these are
getting cheaper.

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